Once I put up the 4th of July decorations everything was looking plain. But it is still summer. And shells are a great way to bring summertime in the house. I have a fun craft to show you. Create quick and easy shell napkin rings.
I carried out the shell theme by sewing napkins with a shell design and making placemats from drop cloths. And the vignette on my favorite tray has shells in the tiered tray and flamingos.
To make the napkin rings, I cut a length of twine in about 12-inch lengths. I got eight small shells that were similar in size and color. Hot glue the ends of the twine. Glue the shell on the twine.
I didn’t do a tutorial on how I made the napkins. I just cut the fabric the size of a napkin. Make sure to allow for a narrow hem. I used a decorative stitch to jazz it up. I only need four napkins. The amount of fabric you will need depends on the width of the material.
The placemats are even easier. I cut the drop cloth the size of a placemat. Then I frayed all four sides. Now, of course, to cut down on the constant fraying dab some fray check on all four corners. How easy is that? If you don’t like the frayed look you can always hem the placemats.
So that is my summertime look, decorating with shells. It’s easy to create quick and easy shell napkin rings. Along with matching napkins and placemats.
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